Does Missouri recognize common law marriage?

Clients frequently ask whether Missouri recognizes common law marriage. The answer is, “it depends.” What is common law marriage? In certain circumstances, in specific states, it may be possible for a couple to enter into a marriage without a formal...

An Overview of Marriage Law

Marriage has¬†important legal ramifications, and it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of how legal rights change with the creation of a marriage. The Missouri Bar has put together a fantastic introductory publication titled “Family Law Resource...